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Buddha's Brew - Jester King Brewery

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89
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 74
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first Jester King beer to be brewed entirely in oak. Unfermented wort was racked directly to oak barrels and inoculated with souring bacteria. From there, it spent months aging in our barrel room before being blended with live kombucha at bottling. Unfiltered, unpasteurized & naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

(Beer added by: brandon911 on 09-16-2012)
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jester King Buddha's Brew

A- hazy golden straw color, very refreshing looking. Minimal white head & disappears fast. The label kicks ass. Matte label with metallic highlights.

S- light funk, sugary sweetness, grapes, light fermented tea/cider aromas.

T- moderate grape and lemon tartness starts up front. Bit of wheat in the middle. Finishes with an interesting creamy yogurt/cream cheese flavor and some oak notes. Has a very long lingering tart yogurt wheat flavor, almost like a taffy or a lemon tootsie roll aftertaste. Very good. Has just the right amount of tartness. Not puckering, but doesn't taste watered down either.

M- moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Very yogurt like. You can taste this beer long after your last sip. That lactic taste just sticks around, not in a bad way cause its very enjoyable. Pretty wet finish.

O- very good stuff. As always Jester King makes interesting beer. A lot like a Berliner Weisse but with a lot of subtle, je ne sais quoi, flavors. Very refreshing, very light. Highly drinkable. I've never had Kombucha before so some of the flavors in this beer are new to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 18:57:38 | More by starkmarvelo
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gtermi

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This beer pours a yellow body with a thin white head that quickly fades away to nothing.

S: I am getting a sour tartness with some oak and a little bit of fruit too. Sort of reminds me of sour candy.

T: OH HELL YEAH! The flavor is so nice with the sour candy flavor with the wheat mixed in there perfectly. As the beer lingers the wheat becomes more dominent and also has a fruity flavor.

M: There is a nice bit of carbonation and a very thin body. The carbonation tingles all over tongue.

O: This is another great beer by Jester King. Every sour they have done has really hit the spot. I am glad I bought a few bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

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Taste semi sweet, lOts if citrus candy, orange vanilla cake, more citrus fruit, apricot and sour peach, tangy citrus fruit, light base malt. Finish is a bit sticky and juicy, more tangy sour peach and citrus fruit.
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Buddha's Brew from Jester King Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.